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Farm Rescue providing farmers, ranchers assistance with drought conditions

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FARGO -- Farmers and ranchers who are suffering from the North Dakota statewide drought will be able to seek help through a local organization.

Farm Rescue, a non-profit organization located in Horace, is offering free hay hauling to those who have struggled with the recent drought conditions.

Organizers said farmers should not be afraid to ask for help, even if they think someone else needs it more.

"Farmers and ranchers are very proud people," said Dan Erdmann, Marketing Communications Officer, "it's oftentimes hard to ask for help, but we always say don't assume someone else needs the help more than you do. We're always happy to field any phone calls or applications from people, and trying our best to help those farmers and ranchers in need."

Farm Rescue has started transporting hay to the western part of North Dakota and Montana. However, there is a desperate need for more supplies as the list of damaged farms grows, and the organization asks people for any amount of hay that can be donated to help the cause.

Those who would like farm assistance can visit to fill out an application.

Once the application is submitted, farmers will be put on a list to receive hay.